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Licencing, special exception

Posted by alexmei on August 4, 2016

In the licence text is written: "As a special exception, the copyright holders of FreeRTOS give you permission to link FreeRTOS with independent modules to produce a statically linked executable,..."

My question: Is this exception valid for modified FreeRTOS, too? Or in other words. Does this exception also cover: "As a special exception, the copyright holders of FreeRTOS give you permission to link FreeRTOS or modified FreeRTOS with independent modules to produce a statically linked executable,..."

I know, I have to put the modified RTOS under GPL and have to publish it.

Regards Alex


Licencing, special exception

Posted by rtel on August 4, 2016

Assuming you publish the modifications separately (perhaps by uploading to the FreeRTOS Interactive site) then I would say the exception applies to binaries generated by the modified version too.


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